18 THE REAL PROBLEM WITH WHEAT
People and animals have been eating this grain for thousands of years, so why has it started causing health issues? The answer may shock you.

22 three EFFECTIVE SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
When combined with the right diet and exercise program, these nutraceuticals will safely bring down your dog or cat’s weight.

26 SOCIAL WELL-BEING FOR DOGS
Companionship and socialization are as vital to his quality of life as food, water and shelter.

30 COULD HE HAVE A PH IMBALANCE?
It can impact his health and well-being, and is associated with a variety of conditions.

33 ON THE DOT
Learn how a canine athlete inspired a company that specializes in nutritional and joint supplements for dogs and cats.

34 A HISTORY OF THE HUMAN-CANINE BOND
Our love of dogs brings us emotional, mental and physical health benefits as well as companionship.

40 MUDROOM MAKEOVER
If could build the perfect mudroom for your canine – what would it look like? Take a peek at these “dream mudrooms”!

42 FOUR TOP NUTRIENTS EVERY ANIMAL NEEDS
No matter what type of food you feed your dog or cat, these few specific supplements will complement and improve his diet.

46 DETOX HIS LIVER
Even with a natural lifestyle, all dogs have toxins in their bodies. Helping the liver do its job can aid in cleansing his system.

50 COVER STORY SALUTING SANTIAGO
Deaf from birth, this Old English sheepdog has enriched the lives of thousands of people and animals, and has even inspired a food business.

59 ON THE RIGHT WAVELENGTH
This company’s light therapy pads are an effective, non-invasive way to help your animal’s body heal itself.

62 BOOST HIS IMMUNITY WITH ACUPRESSURE
These four acupoints are powerful allies for making sure your dog’s immune system is up to the job of protecting him from illness.

64 THE POWER OF PUMPKIN
Share the health benefits of this favorite seasonal food with your four-legged friend.

68 DENTAL TREATS
They’re an easy way to keep his teeth clean – but make sure you’re buying safe and healthy products.

78 ADOPTING AN OLDER DOG?
You’re making a good choice, but here’s what you need to know to ensure success.

92 ALTERNATIVE MEATS FOR FELINES
Is your cat “fed up” with the same old, same old? Is she allergic to beef or other common proteins? Try giving her something different.

94 GROOMING LONGHAIRED CATS
One rough tongue often can’t handle all that extra fur – here’s how you can help her stay sleek and mat-free.

96 WHEN CATS TURN ON EACH OTHER
Seeing a former friend in a different place or situation can affect a cat’s ability to recognize him, and may lead to fearful or aggressive behavior.

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